Who are QA?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sat Mar 19 16:02:48 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 07:32 +0000, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:

> > All that said, it would be good if there was a "wiring" diagram that 
> > shows the relationships of the various entities in Fedora and how they 
> > relate to each other. 
> That's a good point.

I think a fairly messy one got drawn up on a whiteboard in one of the
FUDCon Board meetings. There may be a picture of it lying around, I

> Red Hat has at least two QA individual that were hired to work in the
> Fedora QA community in general James and Adam ( which holds a more
> recently created position by Red Hat). 

We have rather more than this, you should see the others on this list
all the time :) Kamil Paral, Tim Flink, Rui He, and I know I'm
forgetting at least one other, and we usually have a few interns at any
given time.

> What was listed in their job description we have no clue and as is with
> any corporate entity they answer to higher authority which drew their
> job description in ink in the first place. 
> Do the positions they are currently full filling automatically grant the
> deciding power over the QA community?

We would claim not to see it that way, but de facto it seems to be what
happens in some cases; when other groups want input from 'QA' they come
and ask me or James. So I agree there's a danger of this becoming an
issue at times, but it is something we want to avoid. For instance, if
there were some key decision where everyone on the list disagreed with
me, I hope 'QA's position would be that of the majority, not mine. I
don't think this situation has ever come up, while I've been around, so
it's kind of an imponderable at present.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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